More on DEP's Bradford County Methane Investigation
TROY – The state Department of Environmental Protection, along with Chesapeake Energy, is investigating methane migration into two private drinking water wells near one of Chesapeake’s well pads, said DEP spokesman Kevin Sunday.
According to Sunday, the two wells “have methane in the headspace and have been vented.”
“A mobile water treatment unit has been set up at one residence and a methane monitor installed in the home and a temporary water supply tank has been set up at the other residence,” he said, adding DEP has sampled four private wells in the area.
There also has been gas bubbling documented in nearby wetlands, Sunday said.